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Do you recognise these graveside statues found in Farnborough?

Missing graveside statues Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Do you recognise these statues?

Two religious statues that were found in a garage in Farnborough.

They were found in a garage in the Barnes Close area of Farnborough.

The owner of the garage noticed there had been a break in at his garage in March this year.

Inside his garage, he found two religious statues, both standing around 20 inches tall, that did not belong to him.

Both statues are thought to be grave furnishings.

It is thought the break in could have taken place as far back as the start of November last year.

Since the incident was reported to us, we have been in touch with local churches and cemeteries, but we have been unable to find where these statues belong. We are now appealing to the public for their help. Do you recognise these statues, or know where they may have been sited originally? Is so, please get in touch.

– PC Mark Hoban

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference 44170092069.

Police appeal after serious collision on A331 Farnborough Gate

Hampshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision on the northbound A331 at Farnborough Gate.

The collision between an HGV and a BMW took place at around 6.45pm on Saturday 22 July.

The male driver and female passenger of the car sustained serious injuries.

The driver of the HGV has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in custody.

The northbound carriageway of the A331 was closed for several hours.

Royal visit to mark 101 Squadron's centenary

101 Squadron await the arrival of the Princess Royal

Number 101 Squadron are celebrating their centenary at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, is attending the Centenary celebrations. The unit was formed in South farnborough on the 12th July 1917. Two weeks later its air and ground crews were deployed to the Western Front during World War One.

Veterans have assembled at RAF Brize Norton for centenary celebrations

In more recent times, No. 101 Squadron's crews have been deployed in the Gulf and the Falklands. Its teams have also supported both the AAR (air-to-air refuelling) and AT (Air Transport) roles in a number of Armed Forces deployments all over the world.


Bus catches fire near supermarket

The fire rear compartment of the bus was burnt out Credit: Rushmore Fire Station

A bus has caught fire near a supermarket in Farnborough.

The fire happened on Gifford Drive at around 2pm yesterday afternoon.

Firefighters were called and managed to contain the fire.

The bus caught fire yesterday afternoon on Gifford Drive Credit: Rushmore Fire Station

The rear engine compartment of the 25-seater Stagecoach bus was completely destroyed.

No one was in the vehicle at the time.

Man exposes himself to teenager in Farnborough

Police are appealing for information after a man exposed himself to a teenage girl in Farnborough.

Two teenagers, a girl and a boy, were walking over the motorway bridge on Fernhill Road on the evening of Wednesday 10th of May.

A vehicle, which was travelling towards Westheath roundabout, slowed down and stopped near to the girl. The driver of the vehicle then indecently exposed himself to the girl before driving off down Fernhill Road and turning right in to Medway Drive.

The vehicle he was driving is described as an old style silver Land Rover which was covered in mud.

The man police want to speak to is described as:

  • White
  • aged in his 40's
  • of a skinny build
  • with short light brown hair
  • He was wearing jeans.

“The victim noticed there was another vehicle driving over the bridge behind the Land Rover. The driver of this vehicle could have witnessed the incident or seen where the Land Rover went. I would urge this person to get in touch with us.

“I would ask anyone else with any information that could help our enquiries to get in touch.”

– PCSO Mitchell While

Dramatic video of gas main fire

Local residents have been forced to leave their homes after a fire broke out on Reading Road in Farnborough at around 3am this morning. The cause of the fire is thought to be linked to a gas main. Video from Rushmoor Fire Station.

Gas main fire extinguished and supply disconnected

Credit: Hampshire Fire & Rescue

A gas main fire which broke out in Farnborough this morning, leading to residents being evacuated, has been extinguished.

Around 50 people were forced out of their homes in Reading Road and to a nearby hall for safety.

There is currently a police cordon in place along the road.

People are being asked to avoid the area if possible.

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